'A wonderful first step': Rosendale reviews $46M plan to improve Silos Recreation Area

Phil Drake

A group of residents, business people and government and elected officials are seeking nearly $46 million to help with improvements to the Silos Recreation Area that hugs the southwestern shore of Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Broadwater County.

The group met recently with Rep. Matt Rosendale to discuss the multi-phased proposal outlined in a 2021 master plan, which includes building a new access road, excavation work on bays, redeveloping campground loops, developing campsites, development of the northern day-use area and completing shoreline and interior trail systems, water systems, a drain filed, pump stations and a visitor center.

Rosendale said he would have to look into the best funding source for such a project.

“Quite frankly, when you push as much money out the door as the federal government has in the past year, they don’t even know where it is all going,” he said, adding it would be up to him and his staff to find the best source. “I’m going to have to do some research myself and see what kind of sources are available, and what kind of limitations are placed on that…”

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